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Noms. I steeped a cup of this this morning, only to forget it as I was running out of the door. At least I forgot it in favor of my phone, ID and keys, as my dorm has a physical lock this year and not a keypad.

So I came home and made another cup. It’s kind of a standard, solid black tea, only the cinnamon in it gives it something new! That’s the best part of it. I don’t often find cinnamon in teas other than in chais, and usually they’re too spicy for me to enjoy without a lot of milk. But this is very well-balanced.

And I’m kind of dipping Nilla wafers into it, so that’s fun too.

I’m taking advantage of the fact that my roommate is in class to write my essay on Yeats – I’m SO excited to be starting my creative writing class off with some of the best Yeats (or at least some of my favorites), only I fangirl a bit too much over him. I was having trouble not squealing last night. He’s just SO GOOD. And Irish lit is one of my specialties. But oh my goodness. Good tea, good poet, happy Shell.

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BlueKittyMeow

Oooh a Yeats lover – which poems (or what era even) are your favorites? I love Yeats, Irish lit, Sherlock… this post is full of win :)

Michelle

Ha! My favorite is probably “When You are Old,” but I also really like “Sailing to Byzantium,” “A Drinking Song,” “Easter, 1916,” etc. My period is early 20th Century – basically the years surrounding the Easter Rising / Anglo-Irish War, and the Irish Civil War. And his Maud Gonne poems are beautiful.

Do you have favorites? :)

BlueKittyMeow

I really like his early modernist poems (I specialized in modernism in college, so I especially love his later poems). I especially love “The Old Men Admiring Themselves in the Water”, “The Second Coming” and “Man and the Echo” but I do really like some of his earlier poems as well (especially “Ephemera”. Ephemera is incredible). I love about “Man and the Echo” how it reaches right back to the turmoil of the uprisings and his plays and is such a bare look at his regrets.

In my mind, Yeats is always liked with Eliot (probably because Eliot borrowed so much form Yeats), and I usually don’t read one without reading the other, so I’m pretty firmly in the modernist camp :)

Enjoy your creative writing course! You’ve reminded me how much I missed poetry these last few months.

Michelle

Thank you :)

Shmiracles

OMG NILLA WAFERS IN THIS TEA IS A GREAT IDEA!

Michelle

IT IS GO TRY IT.

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BlueKittyMeow

Oooh a Yeats lover – which poems (or what era even) are your favorites? I love Yeats, Irish lit, Sherlock… this post is full of win :)

Michelle

Ha! My favorite is probably “When You are Old,” but I also really like “Sailing to Byzantium,” “A Drinking Song,” “Easter, 1916,” etc. My period is early 20th Century – basically the years surrounding the Easter Rising / Anglo-Irish War, and the Irish Civil War. And his Maud Gonne poems are beautiful.

Do you have favorites? :)

BlueKittyMeow

I really like his early modernist poems (I specialized in modernism in college, so I especially love his later poems). I especially love “The Old Men Admiring Themselves in the Water”, “The Second Coming” and “Man and the Echo” but I do really like some of his earlier poems as well (especially “Ephemera”. Ephemera is incredible). I love about “Man and the Echo” how it reaches right back to the turmoil of the uprisings and his plays and is such a bare look at his regrets.

In my mind, Yeats is always liked with Eliot (probably because Eliot borrowed so much form Yeats), and I usually don’t read one without reading the other, so I’m pretty firmly in the modernist camp :)

Enjoy your creative writing course! You’ve reminded me how much I missed poetry these last few months.

Michelle

Thank you :)

Shmiracles

OMG NILLA WAFERS IN THIS TEA IS A GREAT IDEA!

Michelle

IT IS GO TRY IT.

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Michelle, 19. College student: upstate NY.

I really enjoy tea, British television and theatre. I read a lot, write a lot, dream a lot.

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